Our Senior Staff

FWCO Management Consultants Ltd. has aligned with other organizations and professionals in a national network of public sector consultancies that stretches from coast to coast in Canada. As a result, in addition to the staff members employed directly by FWCO, we also have access to a large pool of professionals and areas of expertise. Our project teams typically bring together representatives from different firms and different areas of specialization.

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Ted Weicker, Managing Partner

The Managing Partner of FWCO is Ted Weicker, who has over 30 years of experience in management consulting. Ted Weicker is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. Since graduating very near the top of his MBA class from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in the early 1980s, Ted Weicker has established a prominent career specializing in undertaking assignments for government, the non-profit sector, and industry. He has conducted more than 500 studies utilizing quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques including surveys, interviews, observations, case studies, focus groups, extensive statistical analysis, etc.

Slavica Stevanovic, Associate Partner

Slavica Stevanovic is an Associate Partner with FWCO, specializing in public sector research including labour market studies and program evaluations. She is a Certified Evaluator with 10 years of experience in management consulting, a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a Master of Arts degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies. She has conducted a large number of program evaluations for the federal and provincial governments (e.g., Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Children and Youth, Department of Justice, Health Canada, and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education) as well as non-profit organizations. Slavica was lead consultant for the evaluations of the Alberta Youth Tobacco Reduction Program; the BC Foreign Credential Recognition Program; the Federal Skilled Worker Program; Temporary Foreign Worker Program; the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program; the Host Program; the Welcoming Communities Initiative; BC Settlement and Adaptation Program; BC Settlement Workers in Schools Initiative; and the BC ESL Settlement Assistance Program. She recently took the lead role in the development of the detailed work plan for BC Employment Program.

Bryan Kingsfield, Principal

Bryan Kingsfield is a Principal with FWCO. He has a Masters of Business Public Administration degree and over twenty-five years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating public sector initiatives. This includes eight years as a senior bureaucrat within the Government of British Columbia and the last 18 years working as a management consultant with Ference Weicker & Company and FWCO Management Consultants. His areas of specialty include the evaluation of government programs, community economic development and organizational reviews. Working with national and international clients, he has conducted projects in Canada, Latin America, India, Ukraine, Philippines, and Africa.

Yuli Chen, Senior Associate

Yuli is a graduate of SFU who has been working with the senior management group since 2007. During this time, she has served as Assignment Coordinator, head of our market research activities, and lead consultant on a variety of studies ranging from evaluation studies (e.g. an evaluation of the Temporary Worker Program), big data projects (e.g. an assessment of completion rates of apprentices in BC), major surveys (e.g. a survey of judicial and court officials), and labour market studies (e.g. a review of the labour market in the construction industry).

Rachana Raizado, Senior Associate

Rachana has a Ph.D. in International Business from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Windsor, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Delhi University. For the past six years, she has been working with Ted Weicker on a variety of program evaluation, export assistance and trade promotion, investment attraction, and science and technology studies. Much of her focus during this time has been on regional economic development. Some of the clients she has service include the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Western Economic Diversification, and FedDev Ontario. Prior to her consulting career, she was the Research Manager of Leading Edge British Columbia, an agency of the Government of British Columbia which took the lead role in marketing the province as an internationally competitive location for technology investment, research and job creation. She was also the Manager of Research and Analysis at the Vancouver Economic Development Commission.

Toby Hayden, Social Media Coordinator

Toby Hayden is the Social Media Coordinator/Lead Programmer for FWCO. She has a Baccalaureate in Arts (Joint Honours) in Economics and Psychology, as well as a certificate in Statistics (SPSS) from York University and a diploma in Advertising from Loyalist College. She has 11 years of experience in social media marketing and communications as well as in data analysis. Within FWCO, she takes the lead role in the programming online and telephone versions of surveys, designing and implementing social media campaigns, and tracking response rates.

Lisa Giamo, Lead Researcher

Lisa Giamo has five years of consulting experience with a focus on social research. She is a highly skilled researcher with broad experience in research methodologies, survey development and implementation, data analytics, project management, strategic planning, and program evaluation. Lisa is the final stages of completing a PhD in Social Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She also has a Master of Arts in Social Psychology (2009 from Simon Fraser University) and a B.A in Psychology from Penn State.

Sharon Hope, Senior Researcher

Sharon Hope has over 30 years of experience in research and holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. Sharon specializes in market research and has worked with Ted Weicker on a wide range of assignments during the past 20 years including market studies, program evaluations, marketing studies, and industry surveys. Prior to her consulting career, Sharon worked for the Research Branch of the BC Ministry of Forests for 14 years.

Market Research Team

FWCO has a team of survey staff and market researchers who are very experienced in conducting large-scale internet and telephone surveys in a wide range of languages as well as providing logical support for our field research teams. For some assignments, the survey team is also involved in developing linkages with service providers, agencies and other organizations, facilitating referrals to online surveys and call in numbers, and assisting in the scheduling of key informant interviews, focus groups, and other components of the field research.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us for more information about our firm or our services.
  • FWCO Management Consultants Ltd.
  • 2405-1128 Quebec St.
  • Vancouver, BC
  • V6A 4E1
  • Info@fwco.ca